I am trying to get a cardano node started on a Mac with the new M1 chip. Ive looked through the Installing a Cardano-node walk-through and found that they specify that the Mac install is for Intel chips only. They do say that they are working on a guide for the M1 chip, so this leads me to believe that it is possible. Does anybody have a lead or suggestions as to what the different steps might be?
I also do have Macbook with M1 chip and I use precompiled binaries that ship with Daedalus. It will save you a lot of trouble unless you really want to build it from source.
After you've installed your Daedalus you can sym link cardano-cli binary that comes with it and export
CARDANO_NODE_SOCKET_PATH env variable and it should be ready to use.
For example if you want to sym link cardano-cli for testnet Daedauls you'd do this:
ln -s /Applications/Daedalus Testnet.app/Contents/MacOS/cardano-cli /usr/local/bin/cardano-cli
and to export
CARDANO_NODE_SOCKET_PATH env variable you would do this:
export CARDANO_NODE_SOCKET_PATH=~/Library/Application\ Support/Daedalus\ Testnet/cardano-node.socket
Once you do this, and sync your node (by running you wallet) you should be ready to submit transactions and or query blockchain.
Try this guide. Worked for me using Debian in a VM
Unlike the Daedalus wallet these are arm64 binaries which are faster
cardano-cli: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, ARM aarch64
cardano-node: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, ARM aarch64
Though, did you tried installing the node anyway ? I've been trying and it stops at the
cabal build all commands, here's the error :
[3 of 3] Compiling Criterion.Measurement ( src/Criterion/Measurement.hs, dist/build/Criterion/Measurement.o, dist/build/Criterion/Measurement.dyn_o ) cbits/cycles.c:55:2: error: error: Unsupported OS/architecture/compiler! | 55 | #error Unsupported OS/architecture/compiler! | ^ #error Unsupported OS/architecture/compiler! ^ 1 error generated. `gcc' failed in phase `C Compiler'. (Exit code: 1) cabal: Failed to build criterion-measurement-0.1.2.0 (which is required by test:cardano-api-test from cardano-api-1.30.1). See the build log above for details.
Using Rosetta doesn't work either, an error occurs, not the same that without Rosetta :
/var/folders/w5/wm5j4z5s4s9ff4hmkm2bfb4m0000gn/T/ghc17359_0/ghc_1.s:15:2: error: error: unrecognized instruction mnemonic, did you mean: eret, ret? retq ^ | 15 | retq | ^ <no location info>: error: Error running clang! you need clang installed to use the LLVM backend (or GHC tried to execute clang incorrectly) `clang' failed in phase `Clang (Assembler)'. (Exit code: 1)
Although I have installed llvm... I am still trying to figure how to go through all this but I don't have plenty of times